Homes Giving Hope to open independent living home

Courtesy Homes Giving Hope

A Rockford nonprofit providing faith-based, independent living for adults with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities soon will open its second home and its first for young men.

Homes Giving Hope’s newest addition, a recently acquired four-bedroom home in Rockford, will provide housing to three young men upon the completion of its search for a male resident assistant. The new facility will allow residents to build their lives independent from their families, an opportunity that the organization said may not have otherwise been an obtainable experience.

The address of the new facility was not disclosed. The home is move-in-ready with residents lined up as soon as a resident assistant is hired.

The organization hopes to hire a resident assistant who is inspired by the position and Homes Giving Hope’s mission. The resident assistant will be able to live their own life with jobs and/or school but will reside with, and become a mentor to the three residents.

In addition to providing housing, Homes Giving Hope works to match cohesive roommates and aims to build a broader community that promotes social activities and decreases chances of isolation that those with disabilities may otherwise be prone to experiencing. The organization plans to open a third independent living home in spring in a location that is yet to be determined.

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